It’s a car fire brewhaha

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
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Camera Iconcar fire. Credit: Jessica Cuthbert

The occupants of a car which burst into flames near the Albany Regional Prison last week say they tried to use beer to extinguish the fire.

The two young men said they had only bought the car about an hour earlier and were “cutting up” when it caught alight.

Police officers and firefighters were called to the blaze just after 4pm on Thursday on Princess Avenue. They were called to the scene by the owner and passenger of the car, who were not injured.

The two men, who wished to remain anonymous, said their attempts to use beer to put out the fire proved unsuccessful.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze a short time later. The passenger said they were having a “fun time” when something in the car ignited.

“It was a cheap car. We were having a bit of fun,” he said.

“When we landed in the bush, we noticed a little fire under the bonnet.

“So we got out the beers, put the beer on it and it got that fire out and we went to move the car again and it started up into a big fire.

“We got all the fireys out here — bunch of good blokes.”

The passenger said he was pleased with the quick response from emergency crews. “No one was hurt, that’s the main thing. All in good fun,” he said.

Albany police were contacted for comment.

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